Basic Miso Soup

Basic Miso Soup
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Recipe for Basic Miso Soup. A staple of Japanese cuisine, miso soup is served with nearly every meal in Japan, including breakfast.


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons miso
  • 1 green onion, finely minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cake tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (optional)
  • 2-3 fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Heat oil in bottom of small pot, add green onion (if using) and cook for about a minutes stirring frequently. Add 2 1/2 cups water. Dissolve miso in 1/2 cup water and add to pot. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, add mushrooms and tofu if desired. Serve.